Destination: Curaçao

With Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino becoming the first Unlimited-Fun® resort to enter the destination, we want to introduce you to the fun little island in the Southern Caribbean that will be home to the newest Sunscape Resort & Spa! Below are some of the best reasons to visit Curaçao.

Ideal Weather

With only 22 inches of rain fall a year, Curaçao is an ideal destination to visit year-round!

Undersea National Park

This 1,500-acre national marine park encompasses Curaçao’s underwater terrain from New Port to the island’s southeastern tip. With restrictions on fishing and other intrusions, the park contains Curaçao’s most pristine coral reef and marine environment, as well as numerous ship wrecks, some dating back almost 100 years. Not surprisingly, it is a wonderland of exploration for divers and snorkelers.

The Curaçao Sea Aquarium

The aquarium offers a combination of information, education and interaction. Throughout the day there are several tours and presentations where visitors can watch, touch, and learn about the animals.

Rich in History

The resort is situated in the capital city of Curaçao, Willemstad. This lively port city has a rich history and is one of six UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Caribbean.

We hope you come discover what makes Curaçao the perfect destination!

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5 Reasons to Celebrate the 4th of July with Us

July 4th is such a uniquely American celebration, that people are often hesitant to go out of the country during this time. They don’t want to miss the fireworks, delicious barbecues or time with family and friends. However, at Sunscape Resorts & Spas, we offer a special July 4th celebration of our own!

Here are the top five reasons you should come stay with us for Independence Day:

5. We decorate the resort in red, white and blue: Our festive use of the flag colors is sure to bring out the patriotic spirit in everyone!

4. We hold a fun-filled BBQ on the beach: Our beach barbecue boasts all of the best traditional barbecue food: hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and salsa, etc.  And of course, no barbecue is complete without some beer and cocktails!

3. We create festive crafts:  From coloring American flags to creating other red, white and blue crafts, kids of our Explorer’s Club are sure to have a fun-filled 4th so Mom and Dad can spend some time on their own.

2. We love playing games: It wouldn’t be a classic July 4th celebration without some healthy family competition! Challenge your spouse and children to a game of bocce ball, beach volleyball or horseshoes in the sand.

1. Even though we’re in Mexico, we celebrate like we’re in America: With the combination of fun crafts, creative decorations, beach barbecue and family games, we truly bring the 4th of July celebration right to you. You may be in an exotic paradise, but you’ll feel right at home!


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Announcing Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino!

Coming November 2012, we’re excited to open our doors to the newest Sunscape Resort & Spa…in Curaçao! Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino will be the first Unlimited-Fun® resort in the destination, which is known for its spectacular coral reefs, flawless beaches, and rich culture and history. The resort will boast a ton of updates, including revamped guest rooms, new decor in its six restaurants, new spa decor, as well as enhancements to the theater, ballroom, wedding chapel and fitness center.

Situated on more than 1,500 feet of pure white sand and only 20 minutes away from Curaçao International Airport, Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino has a pristine house reef in the crystal clear waters of the Southern Caribbean which is part of the adjacent Undersea National Park. Guests of the resort also will have close access to the Blue Bay Golf Course and the well-known Curaçao Sea Aquarium.

The five-story, 341-room Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino will offer its guests the benefits of Sunscape Resorts & Spas’ signature Unlimited-Fun® vacation concept which provides limitless access to gourmet a la carte dining and premium beverage brands, 24-hour dining options, countless daytime activities, live evening entertainment, fitness facilities and more. The resort also will feature two swimming pools, a full-service spa, salon, fitness center and flexible meeting spaces. By 2013, the resort will include the brand’s signature Explorer’s Club for Kids and Core Zone Teen’s Club, Coco Café, Desires nightclub and a new swim-up bar.

See you soon in Curaçao!

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Protect Yourself from the Sun at Sunscape Resorts

Who doesn’t enjoy Unlimited-Fun® in the sun? We know we do at Suncape Resorts & Spas and in our opinion, there’s nothing better than sitting on a beach, drinking a margarita and soaking up some sun rays. However, too much sun exposure can be very damaging to the skin. So, when you’re laying out on “La Playa” at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico, keep these tips in mind:

Block UVA and UVB rays: UVA rays are the primary cause of long-term skin damage, while UVB rays directly burn your skin. Look for brands of sunscreen that protect from both types of radiation.

Reapply sunscreen: Wearing sunscreen at the beach is pretty much a given, but most people do not remember to reapply throughout the day. After you take a dip in the ocean, make sure you put on some more of that Hawaiian Tropic!

Wear a hat: If you’re not a fan of sunscreen, wearing a wide-brimmed hat can help shield your face and upper body from harmful UV rays.

Wear polarized sunglasses: A longtime favorite of boaters and fisherman alike, polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks rays of intense reflected light, thereby reducing glare.

Limit your exposure: The peak hours of sun exposure occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. During this time, make sure you seek shade periodically and are wearing plenty of sunblock.

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Dish of the Week: Coconut Shrimp

The official start of summer is just a few weeks away! If you’re itching to get away, try making this delicious Coconut Shrimp that is sure to make you feel like you’re at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa.  It is popular with our guests and we hope you enjoy it at home. Also, try pairing it with a Margarita or Piña Colata for a true tropical experience!

Coconut Shrimp Recipe


6-8 cups of vegetable oil
12 to 16 large shrimp
1 ½ cup of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
Salt to taste
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of Captain Morgan’s Rum
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup shredded coconut


  • Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350ºF
  • Mix together ¾ cup of flour, sugar and salt
  • After thoroughly mixed, stir in milk and Captain Morgan’s rum and let the batter stand for 5 minutes
  • While the batter is resting, combine coconut and bread crumbs in a separate bowl
  • You can then begin coating the shrimp
  • First coat the shrimp in flour, then the wet batter and finally the bread crumb and coconut mixture.
  • After the shrimp is coated, fry the shrimp in the heated oil

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Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Earns a Distintivo “H”!

Executive Chef Daniel Pech and staff at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa

Sunscape Dorado Pacifico was recently awarded with Distintivo “H” Award. The Distintivo “H” program, an initiative of Mexico’s Health Department, is based on requirements established by the World Health Organization and aimed at food and beverage service providers looking to improve the quality of their offerings through better hygiene practices in the process of handling, storing, and preparing food and beverages. Establishments looking to receive the distinction must voluntarily request an inspection of their operations. Obtaining a Distintivo “H” award is recognizing the effort made by hotels and restaurants that are committed to raising their standards of hygiene and quality.

Congratulations to Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, and especially to Executive Chef Daniel Pech and staff in your unrelenting work towards maintaining the highest standards in health and hygiene!

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Hot, Hot, Hot Summer Savings!

Don’t beat the heat this summer – embrace it! Dive into our Hot, Hot, Hot Summer Savings for sizzling discounts, sultry savings, and smokin’ upgrades! All new reservations made at Sunscape Resorts & Spas from May 1, 2012 to July 2, 2012 for travel between May 1, 2012 and December 22, 2012 will be eligible to receive up to 40% off, plus up to $400 in resort coupons!

In addition to Hot, Hot, Hot, we’re offering guests an opportunity to Suiten Up Your Stay! Upgrade to the next available room category during your stay starting from $99 per person for a 7-night stay. Additional upgrades are of course available, for an additional cost.

Reservations can be made with any travel agent or directly at

Not hot enough for ya?

Try your luck with our Sizzling Summer Sweepstakes on Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa’s Facebook page! You could be the lucky recipient of a free 3-night Unlimited-Fun® stay for two at Sunscape Resorts & Spas. Share with friends for more opportunities to win – the more entries we get, the more stays we give! At every 500 entries we’ll make one fan a winner…it could be you!

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An Excursion to Potosi’s Lagoon

For guests visiting us at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, an excursion to Potosi’s Lagoon could make their vacation even more complete! Potosi’s Lagoon, located south of Zihuatanejo and the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo airport, is a beautiful area that provides a down-to-earth, authentic Mexican beach experience. The lagoon itself is located at the southern end of the long white stretch of beach known as Playa Larga and Playa Blanca.

When visiting the lagoon, guests can not only enjoy the plentiful sunshine, but they can also tour the mangroves and watch the amazing birdlife in small boats. This area truly is a bird lover’s paradise and birdwatching in this area is an absolutely amazing experience. Kayaks can also be rented to take in the views and birds from a different angle.

If you’re interested in visiting Potosi’s Lagoon during your stay at Sunscape Resorts, simply stop by the activities desk upon arrival and someone will be happy to help you arrange a trip!


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A Recent Guest Review

We love to hear feedback from our guests, and one great way to find out what our guests are thinking is scouring the Internet for reviews, blog posts, photos and videos. Below is a recent review of Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa that we stumbled across on Trip Advisor during our search that we just had to share with you!

We Are Going Back!

First of all, anyone who hasn’t been to Ixtapa should go – it’s amazing. The weather was hot and sunny EVERY DAY – not even a cloud! It’s close enough to other things that you can leave the resort, but not so close that you feel like you’re not getting away. The sand was soft just like in the Caribbean and the water was warm enough to play in.

This resort recently went All Inclusive (November 2011) and I can say what a great decision. I had read that many were not happy about it as they enjoyed it while it was not AI but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Then again we like All Inclusive resorts.

The place was immaculately clean and someone was always tidying or cleaning something. Our room was spotless with a great view of the ocean. The hotel ammenities (gym/spa) were also spotless and well maintained.

The food was the BEST part of the trip – the Italian restaurant was our favourite – we went twice. If you are used to Denny’s then this won’t be for you – but if you enjoy delicious food in reasonable portions then you will enjoy. The food at the resort in general was very very good. The lobby bar had great live music two or three nights we were there. We NEVER had to wait in line for dinner or drinks – contrary to what some reviews stated. However we also went to dinner right at 7pm (since that was 9pm our time) and never once has to wait in line.

The staff and the service were amazing – we never wanted for anything. The staff are friendly and make an effort to make your stay enjoyable.

To read the rest of this review and other great reviews, click here.


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Scrapbook Your Vacation

At Sunscape Resorts & Spas, our motto is Unlimited-Fun®. So when you’re vacationing at one of our resorts, we just know you’ll want to remember all the fun you had with your loved ones during your stay for a lifetime. For those who want to help those memories live on, we think you should consider making a vacation scrapbook.

If you aren’t a pro-scrapbooker, not to worry — there are plenty of resources, tips and tools available to help guide you through the process so you can create a custom scrapbook that will become a cherished keepsake for your family for many years to come.

It goes without saying that you’ll want to round-up all of our vacation pictures for the scrapbook. But memories from your trip should also include token souvenirs such as postcards, luggage tags, restaurant napkins, wine labels, maps, matchbooks and more.  These small inexpensive or free items become symbols of special places you’ve visited and experiences you’ve had and will help tell a story about your trip in a scrapbook.

Next, make a stop at your local craft store to pick-up a scrapbook, some colored paper and photo adhesive. When you start the scrapbook, it’s best to consider how you’d like to arrange the scrapbook (ie. chronologically, geographically, or no particular order). Then you’ll want to plan out each page before attaching anything to it. Make sure you are incorporating a good mix of pictures, souvenirs and colorful backgrounds to make the pages look attractive.

Leave some room on certain pages to include narrative about memorable experiences or fun quotes from the trip. Be sure to decorate the cover of the scrapbook so it ties in with the trip. And don’t forget to include the entire family in creating the scrapbook!! You could even have each member of the family write a short description of their favorite part of the trip.

Whatever you decide to do for your scrapbook, make sure it is a true reflection of your family and the fun memories you shared together on your vacation. Let us know if you have any other tips or tricks to add!

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